Flights from London to Aberdeen

London to Aberdeen

  • London to Aberdeen is 398 miles
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Aberdeen last month was British Airways
  • The average flight time from London to Aberdeen is 1h 25min
  • 3 airlines fly direct from London to Aberdeen
  • There are 99 flights a week from London to Aberdeen
  • £64 was the cheapest return price from London to Aberdeen last month

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This information is correct as of January 2016

Airlines that fly from London to Aberdeen

Four airlines currently offer direct flights from four London airports to Aberdeen: easyJet from London-Gatwick and London-Luton, BA CityFlyer and Flybe from London-City, and British Airways from London-Heathrow.

Terminal Information – Departing

This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

From City: City Airport has a small but functional departure lounge. Wi-Fi is available throughout. Places to grab a refreshment include two coffee bars, a restaurant, a sandwich shop and a pub. Retail therapy is provided by Aelia Duty Free, Links of London and Tumi.

From Gatwick: easyJet fly to Aberdeen from the North Terminal. If you're arriving at the airport by train you will need to take the free inter-terminal shuttle. The North Terminal has a massive range of shops and places to eat. The upper level is where you'll find most of the eateries including Garfunkel's, Shake-a-Hula and Cafe Rouge. Downstairs you'll find World Duty Free and a number of designer and high-street shops.

From Heathrow: British Airways fly from Terminal 5. Double-check your terminal before going to the airport. Terminal 5 has its own dedicated stop on the tube and train and you don't want to add extra stress to your journey by hopping out at the wrong station. Inside the departure lounge you'll find plenty of high-end places to eat, shop and relax. There's even a Gordon Ramsay restaurant, Plane Food.

From Luton: Luton Airport has one terminal. The departure lounge has a good range of shops including Aelia Duty Free, Boots, Kurt Geiger, MAC and The North Face. Dining options include quick snack stops like Krispy Kreme as well as more substantial places like Frankie & Benny's.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Two buses run between the airport and Guild Street Bus Station in the city centre: no. 727 and First Bus 27. A taxi from the airport to the city centre should take around 20 minutes in good traffic and will cost about £15.* Aberdeen Airport has a car hire centre, located to the left of the terminal. If you're planning a self-drive trip around Scotland remember to compare car hire prices with Skyscanner.

Practical Information

You don't need a passport to fly from London to Aberdeen. You will need to bring an approved form of identification for security purposes. Approved ID varies from airline to airline. Usually driving licenses, NUS cards, and passports which have expired within two years are all fine. Do check the airline's website before you fly. We recommend arriving at the airport at least one hour before your flight is due to depart, ideally a little earlier.

What to expect in Aberdeen

Dining in Aberdeen can be more expensive than in London, with the average price of dinner for two sitting at £57* vs. £50* in The Big Smoke. Drinking is slightly cheaper, however, with a pint in Aberdeen costing £3.30* on average vs. £4* in London. You'll feel the northern latitude in the weather. During the summer you can expect an average temperature of 14°C (19°C in London) and in winter the temperature plummets to around 3°C on average (it's a mild 7°C in London). If you visit the cash machine in Aberdeen, try to spend all of your Scottish banknotes before you go back to London.

*Prices subject to change

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